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MAY 22

1828 Albrecht von Grafe (German Eye Surgeon; Founder of Modern Ophthalmology ) German Scientists and Mathematicians Medicine Sight
1921 Marshall Teague (Florida-born Auto Racer) Florida Sports Figures Auto Racing
1943 Tommy John (Indiana-born Major League Baseball Pitcher) Indiana Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Langston Hughes (Missouri-born African-American Poet) Langston Hughes Poetry Notable African Americans
1927 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Near Xining, China Kills 200,000 China Earthquakes Death USGS
1960 9.5 Magnitude Earthquake and Associated Tsunami Kills Hundreds in Chile and Hawaii Chile Hawaii Earthquakes Tsunami Death The History Channel USGS
1968 Wisconsin's New NBA Franchise Is Named the Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball NBA Wisconsin Historical Society
1971 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,000 and Almost Destroys Bingol, Turkey Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
1977 Janet Guthrie Is the First Female to Qualify for the Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Women Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1998 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 105 and Destroys Many Homes in Central Bolivia Bolivia Earthquakes Death USGS
2003 Annika Sorenstam Is First Women in 58 Years to Compete in a PGA Event Annika Sorenstam The PGA Golf New York Times

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